Kansas City Crime Scene: Gunfire Tonight & Two More Local Murders On Monday

The KCMO spate of homicides didn't stop for President's day sales and discounts . . . Sadly, most residents have stopped paying attention to news of worsening violence as we approach election season.

 Still . . . The news is still worth rounding up for this evening . . . As always, we try to finish up these compilations with at least one story that has a somewhat inspiring angle.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Man critically injured in shooting on U.S. 71 at Red Bridge Road in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man was critically injured in a shooting on U.S. 71 Highway at Red Bridge Road in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday night. The shooting happened late Monday night at around 10:47 p.m. Police responded to the scene and located the man shot inside a vehicle.

Kansas City police investigating fatal shooting at 31st, Van Brunt

Kansas City police are investigating a fatal shooting at 31st and Van Brunt. The shooting happened just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday. An adult male was discovered by police after officers were dispatched on the shooting call. CPR was administered on scene, but the man died at a hospital.

Kansas City police investigating homicide at E. 31st, Van Brunt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is investigating after one person was shot and killed Monday afternoon. Police responded to the shooting just before 3:45 p.m. near E. 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard. The victim of the shooting was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Authorities conducting death investigation at 83rd Street, Hickman Mills Drive

Darry Forte SOURCE: Darry Forte A death investigation is underway at 83rd Street and Hickman Mills Drive in Kansas City. Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte' said an individual was pronounced dead Monday afternoon. The scene of the death investigation is at a closed car wash. No other details have been provided at this time.

Kansas City police seek witnesses to shooting death on the city's southeast side

Police are investigating the death of a man who was found shot on the side of a roadway in southeast Kansas City Monday afternoon. Shortly before 3:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting near East 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard, according to Donna Drake, a spokeswoman with the Kansas City Police Department.

Man charged in robbery of Lenexa Game Stop store where 2 employees were tied up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One man is charged in the Feb.12 robbery of a Game Stop store in Lenexa, Kansas, where the robbers tied up 2 employees and detained a customer. Johnson County prosecutors charged Sylvester Pickett, 30, of Kansas City, Kansas, with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and felony theft under $25,000.

Victim concerned about battery cases in Johnson County veterans treatment court

OLATHE, Kan. - Kristin, a victim of domestic violence, sat with her legs crossed in a Johnson County courtroom, her eyes seldom meeting the stand. Her husband, who served as a Marine, was charged with criminal threat in August after he threatened to harm her and her family following a verbal altercation.

KCK police identify man, 18, as victim in Feb. 15 homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday identified an 18-year-old man that was shot and killed on Feb. 15. Around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 , police were dispatched to the 2300 block of N. 11th Street on reports that someone had been shot.

Former Cass County jail for sale, already has buyer with ideas

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. - Cass County is home to a real estate listing you don't see often. The county's old detention center, which dates back to 1960, is for sale, and a buyer is close to taking ownership now. The Cass County Law Enforcement Center may come back to life soon after sitting empty since 2001.

KCK police chief discusses Kansas City police officer James Muhlbauer's work in K9 department

For nearly 30 years, Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Karl Oakman worked on the other side of the state line for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department.Chief Oakman was deputy chief of KCPD's patrol bureau when a few years ago, the department was looking for a new officer for the K-9 unit."We were having some issues with another K-9 officer that we had to remove out of there.

Mother of KC 4-year old who was killed in 2012 speaks out after man is charged

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 10 years after a four-year-old was killed, the person prosecutors believe is responsible is in custody. The mother of Aydan Perea is sharing her relief three days after receiving the news of an arrest in the case. "He was ready to start kindergarten.

Plan to honor slain Independence officer introduced by lawmaker

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A Missouri lawmaker introduced a bill to honor a fallen Independence Police Officer. Rep. Robert Sauls (D-Independence) asked fellow members of the Missouri House of Representatives to approve a plan to rename part of an Independence highway after Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans.

Philadelphia forensic composite artist creates portraits of fallen KCPD officers James Muhlbauer, Champ

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By day, Officer Jonny Castro is a Philadelphia Police Department forensic composite artist. By night, he creates special portraits for people who suffered the loss a loved one. Officer Castro painted more than 1,300 portraits in the last seven years.

Developing . . .